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Predicting England's 23-man squad for next summer's European Championships

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Next summer's European Championships in France are just around the corner, with speculation surrounding who will warrant a place in Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad rife.

It's widely believed England haven't got what it takes to progress into the latter stages of the tournament, yet there is no denying Hodgson has an abundance of talent at his disposal.

And following a qualifying stage that saw the Three Lions win ten from ten, there will at least be optimism amongst the England camp. Here's a prediction of who will be on the plane come next June.

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GOALKEEPERS - JOE HART, JACK BUTLAND, FRASER FORSTER

The position of goalkeeper is far from an issue for England, with Joe Hart establishing himself as the nation's undoubted number one in recent years.

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While it's unlikely he will lose his place for the tournament, it will come as a bonus to Hodgson that Jack Butland is performing so consistently for Stoke City, conceding just 16 goals in 17 games.

If anything were to happen to Hart, England would be in capable hands if the 23-year-old was called upon.

Fraser Forster might come as a surprise amidst a long-term injury suffered in March, but given the lack of English quality in goal will likely assume the role of third-choice 'keeper should he recover and receive some game time.

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DEFENDERS - GARY CAHILL, PHIL JAGIELKA, JOHN STONES, CHRIS SMALLING, LEIGHTON BAINES, NATHANIEL CLYNE, ERIC DIER

It would be fair to say England aren't blessed with the same defensive talent they were ten years ago, but it's not all doom and gloom.

Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka have significant experience on the international stage, whilst John Stones and Chris Smalling have each enjoyed excellent seasons so far with Everton and Manchester United respectively.

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On the left, should he recover from a long-term injury, Luke Shaw will likely be the favoured back up to Leighton Baines, though Southampton's Ryan Bertrand could also be in with a shout.

And on the right, Nathaniel Clyne appears to be Hodgson's first choice, whilst Eric Dier's versatility in both defence and midfield makes him an ideal asset.

MIDFIELDERS - JACK WILSHERE, JORDAN HENDERSON, DELE ALLI, ROSS BARKLEY, RAHEEM STERLING, THEO WALCOTT, JAMES MILNER, ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN

Depending on their fitness, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson and Ross Barkley are certain to make the squad next summer.

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Dele Alli has been in great form for Tottenham this season and provides a goal threat from midfield, whilst James Milner's versatility and work rate will likely earn him a spot.

Out wide, Raheem Sterling and Theo Walcott are England's best attacking outlets on the flanks, whereas Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain should edge out Adam Lallana for his energy, power and pace.

FORWARDS - HARRY KANE, WAYNE ROONEY, JAMIE VARDY, DANIEL STURRIDGE

It would be simply impossible to ignore Jamie Vardy following an emphatic season of goalscoring for Leicester City, during which he surpassed Ruud van Nistelrooy's record by scoring in 11 consecutive games.

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Harry Kane, meanwhile, has been somewhat overshadowed by Vardy this season but has made a promising start to his England career and continues to impress in front of goal for Tottenham.

Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge will occupy the remaining striker roles purely based on reputation and ability.

Despite the former's poor domestic form, England's all-time top goalscorer will inevitably make the squad based upon his captaincy and influence on the squad, whilst Sturridge's pace and finishing could prove vital depending on his persistent injury woes.

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Danny Welbeck could be the man to miss out after failing to make an appearance for Arsenal this season, even despite his undoubted ability and knack of scoring for England.

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